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Donna Summer, Gay Icon, Dead At 63 — Report

by David Badash on May 17, 2012

in Celebrities,News

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Donna Summer, the gay icon and Queen of Disco has died at the age of 63, after a battle with cancer, according to a report at TMZ:

We’re told Summer was in Florida at the time of her death. She was 63 years old.

Sources close to Summer tell us … the singer was trying to keep the extent of her illness under wraps. We spoke to someone who was with Summer a couple of weeks ago … who says she didn’t seem too bad.

In fact, we’re told she was focused on trying to finish up an album she had been working on.

Summer was a 5-time Grammy winner who shot to superstardom in the ’70s with iconic hits like “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff” and “Bad Girls.”

“Summer was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the US Billboard chart, and she also charted four number-one singles in the United States within a thirteen-month period,” notes Wikipedia, which also confirms the star’s passing.

Developing story, stay tuned.

Image: Wikipedia, by Harrywad

 

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